Secret Keepers

(Disclaimer: I am submitting this poem for Reena’s Exploration challenge: horror. The poem arose from a nightmare, and my be triggering for some readers.) They always take the back roads,virginal snow-covered laneslined with trees: pastoral views Unmarked routes, out of sight,use the innocence of landscapeto blot out their dark intentions Pristine picture perfect sceneslull the […]

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Midnight Caller

Who is at my door, at nighttime prowls? Temporary is this stopover; bravado attempting vision – fear limits perspective and I’ve been called – what emergency exists that sets my heart throbbing; why is it so difficult to breathe? Is it angel or devil that seeks entrance, pierces the darkness; I am present – would […]

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Death Threat

“Viewers are cautioned that this next report contains images that may be disturbing to some.” Naturally, I turn toward the television to see what all the fuss is about.  Photos of a crime scene where two women have been brutally stabbed to death are plastered across the screen along with images of the hotel they […]

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